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New Lockheed Martin readiness contract strengthens sustainment industry

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a seven-year, $3.53 billion contract to globally sustain more than 300,000 fielded Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations, including live-fire ranges and instrumentation systems.

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Boeing 737 MAX 7 completes successful first flight

The airplane remains on schedule and now begins a comprehensive flight test program leading to certification and delivery in 2019.

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NASA Armstrong successfully flies new subscale aircraft

The Subscale Research Lab at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California recently introduced a not-so-small MicroCub, a 60-percent-scale super cub modified by Armstrong to support engineering campaigns focused on the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System.

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National Defense Strategy drives Air Force budget

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations about the Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget in Washington, D.C., March 14, 2018.

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Budget flexibility, Congress’ support can help Army modernize

The Army is grateful for increases offered in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, said the service's secretary, but added greater flexibility on how to use that money is needed to make the best use of it.

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Around the Air Force: March 7

Posted  March 9, 2018

On this look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein discusses national defense strategy, and Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, supported the launch of an Atlas V rocket.

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Lockheed Martin wins $80 Million contract to build missile defense targets

Posted  March 9, 2018

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin an $80.6 million fixed-price contract for modified ballistic re-entry vehicles and separation modules for missile defense tests. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will develop and produce unarmed re-entry vehicles for integration into target missiles through 2022. The contract also includes options for additional modified re-entry vehicles and…

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Headlines – March 7, 2018

Posted  March 7, 2018

News Probe finds deadly Niger mission lacked proper approval – A military investigation into the Niger attack that killed four American service members concludes the team didn’t get required senior command approval for their risky mission to capture a high-level Islamic State militant, several U.S. officials familiar with the report said. It doesn’t point to…

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News Briefs – March 7, 2018

Posted  March 7, 2018

Russian cargo plane crashes in Syria, 32 dead A military cargo plane crashed as it was descending to land at a Russian air base in Syria March 6, killing all 32 people onboard, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The Russian military said an An-26, with 26 passengers and six crew members onboard, crashed just 500…

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Antelope Valley Board of Trade Business Outlook Conference had something for everyone

Posted  March 7, 2018

From bombers to bangled cuffs, the 46th Annual Antelope Valley Board of Trade Business Outlook Conference had a little something for everyone. Held at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, the themed conference, “Small Business, Big Results” had a new layout with more time to network and visit with vendors.

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